Event Details


On Wednesday, July 25th, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, come and learn about available options and best practices in microgrid systems from experts within the field. This event is made possible by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' (DCRA) Green Building Division, in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia's Center for Architectural Innovation & Building Science.

As the adage goes, big things have little beginnings. In the case of electricity grids, the use of microgrid arrangements can help achieve multiple end-user sustainable goals and financial targets on a smaller scale. As an aspect of a modernized energy delivery system, microgrids can push forward the District’s electricity infrastructure through the integration and optimized use of distributed energy resources (DERs). Microgrids also offer the potential for greater resilience for important buildings and communities, affording participating entities greater control over their energy demand and costs. Despite these benefits, few microgrid developments have materialized in the District or elsewhere. This seminar will cover the basics of microgrid arrangements, example use cases for microgrid developments (including those well-suited for the District of Columbia), and how existing challenges to their deployment were overcome in neighboring states and localities. The panel of speakers will focus on designs incorporating both residential and commercial stakeholders.


Shalom Flank
Microgrid Architect | Urban Ingenuity

Guy Warner
Chairman and CEO | Pareto Energy, LTD



  • Metro accessible from the Red Line Van Ness-UDC Station. Park at your own discretion.

  • Food and drinks are allowed. Feel free to bring your lunch/snack to this event.

  • If you have any questions, please contact Bryan Bomer at [email protected]

  • When: Wed Jul. 25
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

  • Address: David A. Clarke School of Law
    Washington DC,US 20008

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